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President Joe Biden made another uproar with reporters on Monday. Biden quarrels with journalists as he confronts his former swimming pool enemy, Cornpop.
In the latest round of Biden vs. Press, reporters said, "Economists say recession is more likely than ever." That was too much for a nasty prez. "The majority of them don't say that. Come on, don't make things up, OK." He replied. "Now you sound like a Republican politician. I was joking. That's a joke."
Other than that, it happens a lot. He is discussing with CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and, of course, Fox News. According to one study, he gave only a fraction of the number of interviews by President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump. Biden knocked on NBC anchor Lester Holt to be "wise" because he asked about inflation. He even joked about running down ABC's Cecilia Vega in an electric car, of course.
This is not a card that the press attacked almost every hour. This is Biden, a priority candidate for news media. That's what makes his behavior amazing.
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Washington, D.C.-June 17: US President Joe Biden departs Marine One from the White House on June 17, 2022. Talk to the press before you do. Washington DC. President Biden is traveling to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to spend the weekend. (Photo courtesy of Alex Wong / Getty Images)
The conflict occurs when Biden complains that the press is not sticking to the approved story. He pointed out that when he was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel, adesignated accomplice, rather than a journalist.Biden lamented, "Everything is sensational by the media." Earlier that day, according to Politico, he criticized journalists in off-record sessions and knocked on "the quality and duration of his administration's coverage."
The White House communications staff are obscuring the president. "When Biden makes a public statement, some White House staff will either silence him or turn off his statement, according to White House officials," Politico wrote in September. rice field. It was clear when Biden began answering questions during theWhite House Easter Egg Rolland White House spokespersons literally kept him away from enthusiastic journalists.
Part of Biden's problem is longevity. He took 49 years to fight the press. His political background is about the same age as the average new member of the House of Representatives. But most of the problems are that Biden doesn't like difficult questions. So far.
Everyone knows that Biden brushed with Fox News' Peter Doocy, but the president has fought in various ways. Here are three best examples.
1. Biden doesn't even talk to the press:Forgetting open government, the Committee to Protect Journalists published a report January 13, 2022, journalists He blamed Biden for rarely talking. "He had far fewer press conferences and media interviews than Barack Obama and Donald Trump in the first few years of his inauguration," the report said. The
report said, "Biden held only one full-scale independent press conference at the White House and four overseas trips in his first year in office." Explaining. He also conducted "only 22 interviews with members of the press as president." It turned pale compared to 92 by Trump and 150 by Obama in their first year.
2. President tells CNN reporter:CNN White House Secretary Kaitlan Collins asks Biden about Russia's President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine. .. "Why are you sure he will change his behavior, Mr. President," she asked.
"I'm not confident. What the hell are you doing, what are you always doing? When did you say you're confident?" There was a harsh reaction. He had even more difficulty answering her follow-up questions. "If you don't understand it, you're doing the wrong business," he accused.
US President Joe Biden repeatedly confronts journalists I've been. Photo: Biden spoke at a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., USA on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Biden said it was the Federal Reserve's job to curb the fastest pace of inflation in decades. And he upheld the central bank's plan to curtail monetary stimulus. (Photographer: Oliver Contreras / Sipa / Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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3. Biden fights the CBS reporter: In March, CBS reporter Christina Rufini asked about Biden's failed Ukrainian policy, saying "deterrence did not work." "Let's straighten something. If you covered me from the beginning, you didn't really say that sanctions would discourage him. Sanctions never discourage you. You keep talking about it. Sanctions never stop, "Biden replied.
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Of course, it's on the party line I got off the White House from Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden argued that continued pressure would stop the invasion. So Rufini asked her again. Biden testified. "That's not what I said. You're playing a game with me. The answer is no," Biden snapped back.
All of these cases reflect the White House's attitude that Biden will become more popular if only the press is kind. In fact, the news media has covered the president's failure much better than his own press team. And they aren't getting paid.
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Dan Gainer is a freelance opinion editor for FoxNews Digital.